Why Swim With Us

Why is swimming good for you
No matter your age (be 20 or 90), whatever your condition (physical or mental), swimming is one of the best low impact exercises to undertake. It is ideal for everything from weight loss to cardiac rehabilitation, day-to-day fitness, challenge and more…It is proven that people who swim regularly make more out of day-to-day life.

Knowledge and expertise

We are experts in this business and we know what we do and make sure we do it right and professionally. We have been organising swimming trips and expeditions for over 20 years worldwide. Our founder Martin Strel (Big River Man) is a world famous swimmer and holds Guinness world record in marathon swimming. Martin´s son and lead guide at Strel Swimming Borut Strel has been an expedition leader and manager for years.

Unique and safe nature exploration

Open water swimming offers a great way of exploring new places and the natural beauties. Our adventures take you to the places that you would have probably never gone swimming by yourself. We make sure our trips are adventurous and safe at the same time.

Local operational policy

All our swimming treks ensure that in the escort team of guides there is at least one team-member who has in-depth experience and knowledge of the local waters, the main swimming routes and the alternatives as well as a fluent local language speaker.

Swimming for health

Swimming is a lifetime sport that benefits the body and the whole person! It develops human’s general strength, cardiovascular fitness, endurance and boosts our immune system. The variety of strokes in swimming strengthens all the muscles in the body. Swimming is also a perfect way to burn your calories and maintain or lose your bodyweight. Most of the people feel happier and more energetic after the swims. Longevity – many studies show that swimming helps you live longer.

Stress management

In today’s life we experience stressful situations on a daily basis. Swimming is a great aerobic exercise which helps reducing stress and supports the relaxation and recovery, which leads to a more balanced lifestyle. A lot of people say that your mind is given a break or meditation while you swim – a great comfort and stress relief.

Low risk of injuries

Swimming is a full body exercise where very little risk of injures is involved. It is a sport for rehabilitation of many injuries as the water allows you to execute movements with lesser body weight. We combine our adventures with moderate walking to explore places around.


Swimming along with a group of same-minded people is a fun experience, sometimes a challenge and always a great way to make new friends and travel to new destinations.

Affordable activity

Maintaining swimming life-style is an affordable activity and available to most people. We set up our tours on locations that are available to a wide variety of people and offer a great way to explore the country by swimming it. Open water swimming popularity has been in exponential growth in the past years and we believe it will continue this way.

Competition and Challenge

Open water swimming is a competitive sport and many do it for a career. In 2008 Olympic games re-established 10 km marathon race and this has given additional boost in popularity. Many do triathlons and swimming part is vital at the beginning. Some find swimming as a challenge and pursue their dreams by achieving goals. Our adventures are not focused on competition. We strive to provide best swimming adventure holidays where we can explore and enjoy the water planet.

Swim on and join our lovely trips to experience something different and fun. We believe you will remember our trip for the rest of you life! Please tell us if we are right or wrong 🙂